When Tyra Banks‘ ‘America’s Next Top Model’ impacted the world in 2003 it did so in a world in which its audience was silent…at least for the most part.
Today, thanks to social media and the voice it has given consumers/viewers, that has all changed.
What this means for Banks’ entertaining but occasionally baffling show? Trouble.
For, said viewers are now using social media to remind the super mogul that they haven’t forgotten about the way she and her team of judges treated the show’s contestants.
The North remembers..
— Melissa Harris Petty (@SeauxLeauxDoLo) February 21, 2018
What has any of this has to do with ‘Black Panther’?
Find out below…
Many years ago, I modeled for this swimsuit campaign in Israel. The weather and styling was 🔥. I saw someone post this photo celebrating #BlackPanther. I was awestruck by the film in so many wondrous ways. Go see it. I guarantee it is unlike ANY film you have EVER seen. #Wakanda pic.twitter.com/Ms7IKcORJC
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) February 19, 2018
Some found Banks’ celebration of African culture comical. Why?
Remember the time you and the judges tried to shame Yaya for being and dressing proudly African? https://t.co/BAFXzi5UIt
— Petty Halliwell (@AndiSachs) February 20, 2018
The tweet above came arm in arm with the comments below…
Just post your pic, girl. black Panther has nothing to do with it LMAO pic.twitter.com/8CTZrhbG9Z
— uil ismiti (@nssa_silva) February 19, 2018
people: *just minding their business enjoying random things*
— bad gyal bast 🐱 (@leobutnotone) February 19, 2018
— Plantains☭ 🇹🇹 🇳🇬 (@Lagosjollofrice) February 20, 2018
— HGIC (@HGIC_) February 21, 2018
— Ritzy Cakes (@RitzyCakes) February 20, 2018
Yo, she literally told her to tone down her black. Tf Tyra.
— Melody (@MelodyPotgieter) February 21, 2018
Tyra really told Yaya her natural hair and outfits were trying too hard while wearing an afro wig 😂😂😂😂
— Mar (@Return2Mars) February 21, 2018
No Tyra. You and your judges shamed Yaya for being “too African”.
Don’t pull this shit for retweets. We still remember.
— stan.news (@stannews85) February 21, 2018
You shamed Yaya for being proudly African Tyra!!
— Marley (@MotsoMarley) February 21, 2018
Tyra is narcissistic entertaining trash. Yaya was gaslit while Tyra sat up there with a full afro bc she was “embracing her natural hair”
— Randall Pearson’s Sister In Law #TeamBeth (@Lenore312) February 19, 2018
The same Tyra who hated on Yaya for being Afrocentric 🤔 https://t.co/spOeZNzCAy
— Nik (@harlemchik) February 17, 2018
How YaYa DaCosta feels about it?